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This workshop will feature astronomy activities, as well as training for how to effectively use a Galileoscope in your classroom. Participants will learn how to construct a Galileoscope and will receive several additional Galileoscopes. You must be a NESTA member in good standing in order to receive the free telescopes.

Please bring a camera tripod if you have one. The telescopes do not come with their own tripods.

Questions? Send a message to: KKmiller@dps.k12.oh.us

NYESTA is conducting its second Geologic Field Trip, this time to the Atlantic Coastal Plain of Long Island. Registration begins on Wednesday at 3 followed by a reception Thursday's fields trips start at Caumsett Historic State Park and then to the ocean at Fire Island National Seashore. Glacial features; such as kettles and moraines will be studied on Friday followed by studying a tidal environment We event have workshops. Transportation and lunches are provided.


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